The Leadership Team
Travis Loften is CEO for Novum Holdings LLC. Travis leads the strategic direction and oversight of the diverse Novum group and is engaged in establishing sustainable market growth in our global regions. He is responsible for executive management of the company’s total performance.
Travis is also responsible for the financial and regulatory oversight of Novum’s domestic and international entities. These responsibilities include budgeting, banking, foreign exchange operations, insurance, taxes, capital expenditures and financial statements. Travis provides the overall executive direction for Sales, Project Management, Field Services, Production, Quality and Administration.
Prior to his role as CEO, Travis served as President & COO of Novum North America and Vice President of Global Finance & US Operations for six years. Travis is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Soeren Stephan is the Vice President of Engineering for Novum Structures LLC. He is responsible for managing the in-house global engineering and design teams which are in multiple locations. Soeren is also responsible for the development of Novum’s proprietary systems and components as well as corresponding design software.
Prior to joining Novum, Soeren served as Chief Design Engineer for NOELL GmbH in Wuerzburg, Germany. In 1997, Soeren joined MERO GmbH, Germany, as a technical director in the company’s construction system division. After a brief stint with the Waagner Biro AG steel & glass division in Vienna, Austria, Soeren joined the Novum team in May 2005.
Soeren holds a degree as a graduated engineer (Dipl.-Ing.) and a Master of Science from the Technical University St. Petersburg. Soeren has written extensively about the engineering behind complex steel and glass structures and has been published in a number of technical journals, most notably “Der Stahlbau.”
Richard Mattocks is the Managing Director for Novum Structures Europe. He is responsible for the management and implementation of Novum’s strategic plans for the United Kingdom, Ireland and Scandinavia. Richard is also responsible for having successfully implemented a European team dedicated to facilities management as well as for growing a substantial presence in the UK glazing sector to go with an established membrane capability.
Prior to joining Novum in 2008, Richard was instrumental in establishing and operating a well-known ETFE supply and build company in the UK. He also owned and operated a successful construction company which installed ETFE pillows and fabric structures throughout Europe, China and Saudi Arabia. These companies were acquired and then combined to become Novum UK.
Richard has a technical education in Construction Industry Management Methods and his early career was spent on offshore platforms which propelled him into specializing in the safe installation of complex structures.
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